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  1. Thread: Low SPO2?

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    I'm a retired vascular surgeon living at 6000 ft....

    I'm a retired vascular surgeon living at 6000 ft. I've had an ascending aortic aneurysm repaired, aortic valve replaced, 3 heart bypasses (all one operation). I had a crash with 14 rib fractures....
  2. We still have "The BackCountry" sports shop in...

    We still have "The BackCountry" sports shop in Truckee.
  3. Watched Mike Emrick announce Olumpic water polo,,...

    Watched Mike Emrick announce Olumpic water polo,, a sport he knew nothing about, and said so. He had an ex player with him and he mostly asked her questions. One more reason Doc is one of the...
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    Are you off the lift yet--did they get it started?

    Are you off the lift yet--did they get it started?
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    That had to be in the top 10 of obscure Final...

    That had to be in the top 10 of obscure Final Jeopardy clues. AFAIC a clue that no one answers is a lousy clue.
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    I still haven't figured out how Jerry kept...

    I still haven't figured out how Jerry kept designing ties for years after he died.
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    According to Truckee radio we're going to get 22...

    According to Truckee radio we're going to get 22 inches of snow.
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    This is what I meant--local realtors, appraisers,...

    This is what I meant--local realtors, appraisers, etc may want a closet to call it a bedroom, but for purposes of renting it out, if you can get a bed in the room it's a bedroom, and I would call it...
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    A gunshot wound to the chest could certainly...

    A gunshot wound to the chest could certainly cause a "heart attack".
    I look forward to reading a comprehensible version of this story.
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    As Rod points out, one of the big expenses in...

    As Rod points out, one of the big expenses in medical care is the expense of coding, billing, and collecting. If all providers are paid salaries, medical systems are paid capitation (they get so...
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    I agree health care should be non profit, but...

    I agree health care should be non profit, but there are non profit health insurance companies and they're not any cheaper. I agree that hospital billing is outrageous, but Kaiser Health Plan (non...
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    Don't you have to have a closet to call it a...

    Don't you have to have a closet to call it a bedroom. At least some places.
    I don't see how you'd get in trouble with the city as long as you inform potential renters that they are slightly...
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    I had some excellent $32/person all you can eat...

    I had some excellent $32/person all you can eat sushi in LV the other day. Although the menu was a QR code on the opposite corner of the table from me, which I had to keep rescanning because of my...
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    Well, enjoy the morning peace and quiet now,...

    Well, enjoy the morning peace and quiet now, while you still can.
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    You find a resort with an adaptive program (Like...

    You find a resort with an adaptive program (Like alpine meadows) and sign up at the adaptive office. At least at AM there is no shortage of volunteers, so there might not be a position, or you...
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    That's not only an issue with Silvy. I had a...

    That's not only an issue with Silvy. I had a patroller tell me one year that High Beaver and beyond was not open because there wasn't enough coverage down low to get a vehicle up. A few years ago...
  17. Years ago we were sued by the doctor/self-taught...

    Years ago we were sued by the doctor/self-taught contractor who bought the house next to us and attempted to remodel it with undocumented labor--lead paint and asbestos abatement done without any...
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    Over the decades I've tried about every lens...

    Over the decades I've tried about every lens there is and I can't say any of them make a significant difference for me. I'm 20/40 uncorrected so as Spats says maybe wearing glasses when I ski might...
  19. Thread: GOUT

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    Can bots get gout? I hope so.

    Can bots get gout? I hope so.
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    And here I thought Hunter S Thompson was dead.

    And here I thought Hunter S Thompson was dead.
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    Working on that film probably reminded Liotta of...

    Working on that film probably reminded Liotta of working with Joe Pesci.
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    Do they know which end to hold and which to cut...

    Do they know which end to hold and which to cut with?
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    Glad to hear about Summit. It wasn't on the...

    Glad to hear about Summit. It wasn't on the schedule. Siberia was all along, but only low RT. Big Blue, FWIW was on the schedule but didn't open by 1P--I assume lack of manpower.
    Friday's...
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    The reasons to be against the OV development are...

    The reasons to be against the OV development are 1) that unless the new proposal is much better in the old (I haven't read the new yet) the transportation mitigation fees were grossly inadequate,...
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    The phone was in a stolen truck that had among...

    The phone was in a stolen truck that had among other things cash, drones, and firearms.
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    When you all talk about safety razors I assume...

    When you all talk about safety razors I assume you mean the single double-edge blade razors where you twist the handle to open the razor to change blades. The only kind there was when I started...
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    When my kid graduated med school in Bethesda he...

    When my kid graduated med school in Bethesda he went on vacation before residency and asked us to take his uniforms and some other stuff back home to CA. His bag was overweight so I moved some stuff...
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    Sorry, but there are a lot of people around here...

    Sorry, but there are a lot of people around here getting run down who aren't tweakers and addicts, who are being as careful as they can be but who have no choice but to cross busy, poorly protected...
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    The constant barage of spam from Palisades...

    The constant barage of spam from Palisades telling me how excited I should be about the base to base gondola. How about getting some actual ski lifts open instead. They're failing epically (or...
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    My wife gave me grief for buying a MAC Santoku. ...

    My wife gave me grief for buying a MAC Santoku. But now it's the only knife she uses. Which is fine.

    (You should have talked to me before marrying a surgeon. And of course surgeons only use...
  31. That's not what I said. I said I wanted a porn...

    That's not what I said. I said I wanted a porn film that tells a story.
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    For those headed to Olympic Valley who like to...

    For those headed to Olympic Valley who like to park near Far East and take it up--it is closed and will be until they finish hanging the chairs and cables on Red Dog. Also, the skier road from the...
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    Still no Summit on the Alpine Schedule. Still...

    Still no Summit on the Alpine Schedule. Still very limited ops at Olympic. Something seems seriously fucked with Palisades mountain ops.
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    State of California is phasing out gas blowers...

    State of California is phasing out gas blowers and lawnmowers--no new ones starting in 2024
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    As in more like powder and less like Sierra...

    As in more like powder and less like Sierra cement.
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    Reminds of the guy down the street--retired...

    Reminds of the guy down the street--retired firefighter--who blows everyone's leaves on his half of the block, both sides of the street. He stops just before our house. At least he does it at a...
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    LOL

    LOL
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    One thing I noticed in Boston is that as shitty...

    One thing I noticed in Boston is that as shitty as drivers there are to other drivers they seem to be reasonably conscientious towards pedestrians. Then again , I was only there for a week so maybe...
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    Disney and Lincoln both open at SB, the steeps...

    Disney and Lincoln both open at SB, the steeps lookers right of Lincoln chair and the stuff beyond East Face on Disney closed, everything else open. I know SB gets more snow and is more sheltered...
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    I'd prefer to die well into my 80's, after I've...

    I'd prefer to die well into my 80's, after I've completely used up my body doing the things I love and can't do them any more, sitting in my lazy boy by the fire, watching the World Cup. (Okay, just...
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    I was going to say thanks, but someone in another...

    I was going to say thanks, but someone in another thread was compaining about posting thanks, so I won't.
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    But only Buick had holes on the front fenders.

    But only Buick had holes on the front fenders.
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    True--but if I did I wouldn't admit it.

    True--but if I did I wouldn't admit it.
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    There didn't have to be boobs. Lots of mammals...

    There didn't have to be boobs. Lots of mammals manage to feed their young with boobless nipples. Boobs were invented for pleasure and to keep men from being too angry about poorly loaded...
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    We did a Bishop Pass to Paiute Pass loop in the...

    We did a Bishop Pass to Paiute Pass loop in the early 80's. Coming down from Dusy Basin and through Leconte Canyon we were scrambling over 3-4 foot diameter trees stacked 3 and 4 trees high. The...
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    I assume she does pour over because shes not...

    I assume she does pour over because shes not allowed anywhere near the espresso machine.
  47. Thread: Antiwork

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    That, and the Depression before it, and the war...

    That, and the Depression before it, and the war before that. Piketty, in Capital in the 21st Century, points out that the 50's were an anomaly. But still they show that capitalist economies can run...
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    I think that passage was a couple of weeks before...

    I think that passage was a couple of weeks before



    Better there than on the Half Dome cables.
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    Nice pair. The nice thing about SD is that it...

    Nice pair.

    The nice thing about SD is that it is very forgiving timewise. I fed my starter Friday in the morning, made the levain in the evening, stuck it in the fridge after 4 hours, finished...
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    As I recall most GM cars had an equivalent in at...

    As I recall most GM cars had an equivalent in at least one other GM line. 'Vette excluded of course. And maybe the Corvair? (Little known fact--Nader continued to drive his after he published...
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